The Incredible Jus by Julie - My Experience and Results

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

If you remember my previous Friday Food and Favorites post you will know that I just finished a 3 day juice cleanse by Jus by Julie. Have you been dying to hear about my experience and results? I have so much to share with you!

The Jus by Julie craze has been exploding over the last few months and I wanted to be a part of it. I contacted Julie at a particularly bloated moment during the Passover holiday and told her I wanted to do the juice cleanse as soon as the holiday was over. I met with her soon after and immediately felt the warmth she extends to everyone who walks into her juice bars and the passion she has about nutrition and getting her clients healthy. 

I was psyched to start!

Day 1 - The juices felt like a treat. They were refreshing and filling. The juicing schedule is as follows: 8am Morning Glory (a refreshing green juice), 10am Spicy Lemonade (a crisp and cleansing drink), 12 noon Morning Glory, 3pm Acai Berry Juice (a delicious afternoon pick-me-up), 6pm Morning Glory, and 9pm I sland Coconut (a yummy treat that I found to be a huge reward at the end of the day). 

Because the juices are full of fiber and I'm a slow drinker, I felt like I had something to consume all day. Around 5 pm I did get really hungry and even felt a little 'high'. It's hard to describe, but I felt slightly tingly and light headed. I also felt like I wasn't thinking as clearly, and I'm sure that was part of the detox my body was experiencing.  I chewed on some celery and cucumbers and then the 6 pm Morning Glory filled me up and I was fine. Day one was hardly difficult and I felt the effects immediately. I had been running to the bathroom all day and my stomach was definitely flatter.

Day 2 - I felt great and enjoyed the juices. Although it was the weekend and everyone around me was eating lots of food, I loved the feeling of control and was proud of doing something really healthy for myself. My daughter pointed out that doing the juice cleanse was a great way to psychologically 'reset' myself for a fresh start in healthy eating. I liked that. At about 8pm I started to whine about a pizza craving but the 9 pm Island Coconut drink completely hit the spot. As Julie says, drinking  Island Coconut is like having a blood transfusion. 

Day 3 - It was Sunday morning and I wasn't in the mood to drink any more juices. But I knew that it was the last day and I was doing it! I wanted real food and was getting really excited about the healthy diet food I would eat once the cleanse was finished. Imagine, I was dreaming of salads! I made lists and went shopping. And each time I drank a juice it took away my hunger. After my final juice I felt light and empty but I also felt like a winner!

Day 4 - I was excited to weigh myself. The scale registered a 2.6 lb loss. Woohoo! I went downstairs to prepare the breakfast I had been dreaming about: A spinach, mushroom egg white omelet with some avocado and a slice of ezekial sprouted bread. A few bites later I felt full and couldn't even finish it!

Today is the second day after the cleanse and I'm still feeling the following positive benefits:

- I crave and drink much more water than I did before, and it seems to taste better.

- My stomach seems to have shrunk and my appetite has been re-set. I used to have a huge appetite and now I am full and satisfied on much less.

- Do you know that heavy lagging feeling you get in the afternoon? Well I don't have it anymore. My energy levels are amazing and my brain is clear.

- I crave fruits and veggies. I used to have an aversion to fruit, but I've been dreaming about eating oranges, mangos, berries and apples...say what? Is this me we're talking about?

To be honest, I did gain back some of the weight after eating real food, but I'm still so glad I did it and will continue to drink Jus by Julie juices as an excellent and healthy supplement to my diet. The positive health benefits of the Jus by Julie juice cleanse far exceed just losing some weight. It re-sets your body and kick starts you into a healthy and wholesome lifestyle.

Julie is passionate about her juices and nutrition, and personally takes care of each of her clients. During the cleanse, I received a text from her daily to find out how I was doing, and that really added a lot of warmth to the experience. 

I wanted to learn more so I asked Julie a couple of questions...
What inspired you to start your line of juices?
Through all the dietary theories that I studied, I came to a conclusion that if we don't eat enough greens our body will never function at its peak. For optimum health and energy we need 30 grams of fiber daily, which I knew could not happen by eating three meals and two snacks per day. Let's face it, greens are not our first choice of food! So I invented this green smoothie that my husband and I would drink daily as our first meal. It was amazing, it has loads of fiber, tames your sugar cravings and gives you so much energy. I started to feel leaner and I knew this was a miracle in a bottle. It changed my life and my husband's health.  His cholesterol went down by 70 points...amazing! So I decided I needed to get this out and share it with the world.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a certified nutritionist who was inspired by my homemade juices and the benefits they provided for my family and friends. I started telling everyone and all of my health conscious friends wanted to try my juices. I started making home deliveries daily. I woke up at 4 am, blended, and delivered . Before I knew it I was swamped with phone calls for my juice! I felt like this was my calling. People's lives were changing. My family was so proud of me so I went back to school three years ago and majored in nutrition. That was my passion. I said if only I make my family healthy it would be a great accomplishment! Now as a certified nutritionist I am changing people's lives every day. Jus by Julie grew into a family business and now we're on our fourth location and growing. 

I'm so proud to say that there's a huge demand for Jus by Julie. If anyone would have asked me last year what I would be doing a year from now I wouldn't believe it. I'm living my passion!

Are you inspired to start juicing? Like Jus by Julie on Facebook and contact her at 718-676-7636.

Here's to a healthy and satisfying week!



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  1. Hi Sharon, this does sound like a great way to kick start a really nutritious , healthy life style!

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  2. Thanks for sharing! So glad that you had such a positive experience. I have been thinking about a juice cleanse for a while now - I am such a coffee addict though..glad to learn about this one..

  3. Thanks for sharing the experience, so amazing how you have more energy and less of an appetite- just what I need! XX. gigi.

  4. Very inspiring! It's juicing everwhere these days, after this post I might have to give it a try. I only fear the afternoons, like you said, before 6 pm juice...
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  5. You are so strong and you look great - might have to try it when spring comes...

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  7. Hi Sharon! Happy to hear you have done well with the cleanse and enjoyed the experience. I love morning smoothies as you know but could not do what you did for 3 days ... Well I have a problem to maintain weight and not be skinny so it is the main reason but in general I believe in not doing anything too drastic to my body as I don't like marathons and any diets... I feel like we should eat healthy all the time and lots of variety ... And sugar rarely in moderation or not at all ... But cant live without it and chicolate(: But have to admit that perhaps it works for people ... Cleanses I mean, I don't know anything about the science behind it((: I just go with what my body tells me... Perhaps we all react differently... When I see my brother's kids eat so much suggars ... It is painful to watch(: and I am glad that my son has no imitate it (yet) but surprisingly they are very skinny! But I do thing we eat smaller portions here and no fast foods or premade stuff ... So I am writing all this confusing text.... Just wanting to say I am apprehensive about cleanses and diets of any kind... As it may lead to worsening of the eating habits after.... But you are a strong and healthy woman and I am interested to see where it takes you now! Hugs z

  8. I would love to try this but for health reasons I have to have major protien everyday so probably won't be able to give it a try. I'm glad you feel better afterwards.


  9. I've been wanting to try a cleanse and you've just inspired me! Can't wait to try ~

  10. i would definitely try this, i love a good cleanse! Xo Megan,

  11. Juicing has been on my mind lately as I have sseen couple of my friends do it and they get such great result! I don't know if I have the willpower for it, but your positive reviews want me do it!! I am not sure if Jus by Julie is available in US... Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  12. Great post Sharon. I juice more when I am living in Spain than when I am living in cold chilly London. One reason I can't wait for the warmer weather to start ;I just can't juice for breakfast when the weather is below zero ;-)

  13. SO,SO good post,dear Sharon!!!

    Congrats,girl....You have so great done:-)))*

    I think this is one of the most important product and also very productive for your life!

    Thank you so much for share your experience here!:-)*

    Wish you wonderful week,
    Hugs to you,

  14. Good for you Sharon!!!!!!
    I'm in the process of trying to kick my diet soda habit- I'm down to 1 can a day & ready to go to 1 can every other day.....
    Hope you're having a great week!!!!!

  15. Sounds neat. Never thought of doing a juice cleanse. I finally kicked my soda habit a while ago and drink loads of water really is funny how it tastes SO much better now. I used to take a sip and go yuck, no flavor. lol...

  16. Looks very interesting...good way to get healthy xx

  17. This sounds like such a good idea! Really tempted to try it!


  18. I hate cooking, so this is perfection! I will most definitely try this =D xox Linda

  19. Whoa! That's great! You lost 2.6 lb??? That's awesome!!!
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